Explore our Moon!
A curated page of resources for all Earthlings to explore our cosmic neighbor, and learn about its fundamental importance to science and technology.
Our Moon is a unique place to answer fundamental questions about our Solar System and also help enable sustained human presence in space. Over the last two to three years, I’ve been writing accessible stories about the Moon’s said value for as broad an audience as I can. I’ve placed all that work together in context on this curated Moon page, along with several external resources, to provide a good entry point for people from all backgrounds to learn about our Moon and its specific themes, and evangelize its continued exploration. I hope you like my labor of lunar love.
– Jatan Mehta Note: You may click on any of the images to open its respective link too, not just in the text. Why explore the Moon The Moon as a launch platform Water on the Moon How NASA and India discovered water on the Moon VIPER, NASA’s Moon resource mapper Ultimate guide to water on the Moon Explainer: What are permanently shadowed regions on the Moon? Apollo How the Apollo missions transformed our understanding of the Moon’s origin Geology of places explored by Apollo astronauts Upcoming missions NASA CLPS Moon landing missions The bevy of rovers heading for the Moon Past mistakes to avoid in our grand return to the Moon this decade Lunar Trailblazer, NASA’s Moon water mapper Chang’e 6 The importance of India signing the US-led Artemis Accords Moon Monday – Follow global developments in lunar exploration & science Lunar science & exploration Exploring the marvel that are mountains on the Moon The two-faced Moon How Chandrayaan 3 made its historic touchdown on our Moon ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 orbiter is creating the highest resolution Moon map KPLO, South Korea’s first Moon mission How we got to know the Moon’s gravity is lumpy The Moon’s potential for radio astronomy and Chang’e 4 Chang’e 5 landing site: Near the volcanic complex of Rümker Interviewing Chandrayaan 1’s Mission Director on India’s role in the new Moon race The time NASA figured out that our Moon is cratered all the way down Take a visual tour of our Moon ✨ Views from Apollo | Apollo landing sites from orbit View Moon rocks in 3D and dissect them with the Astromaterials Lunar Sample Collection | See Apollo rocks in a Virtual Microscope Luna Sights – Browse a world of craters , mountains , lava channels and more ! From NASA’s LRO team: Explore our Moon like Google maps with LROC QuickMap | Browse the fantastic LROC Blog full of high-resolution images China’s Chang’e lunar sample database Experience Apollo in real time | Browse the Lunar Sample Compendium Watch the Moon in 3D Pre-Apollo: Lunar photographs from Lunar Orbiter , Ranger and Surveyor Our Moon as inspiration An ode to Artemis I The Moon will always be there Looking back at Chandrayaan 1 and forward to Artemis Fascinated by the Moon?
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